If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the North Wales Branch.
You can submit any moth and butterfly sightings by downloading the free iRecord app to your smartphone. Records that come in via this app can be viewed online at iRecord and are forwarded to the North Wales County Recorder. If you have any doubts or queries regarding this advice, please feel free to contact the recording team at @email
To find out more about what species are recorded in North Wales go to North Wales Lepidoptera.
North Wales Moth Group - this meets at 7.30pm on the first Monday of every month at Pensychnant, Sychnant Pass, Conwy, LL32 8BJ. We usually have moths to see from the night before - even in Winter! All are welcome to join us to discuss not only moths but any aspect of natural history - including butterflies! Contact Julian Thompson on 01492 592595 who will confirm the meeting is on and give directions to where we meet.
Facebook - our Facebook group 'Butterfly Conservation North Wales Forum' is a group for people interested in the butterflies and moths of North Wales, so you can talk about what you have seen, post your pictures and get help and identification advice from other members.
Not a member - help butterflies and moths by joining here.
Wild Spaces - a Wild Space is simply an area improved to help moths and butterflies thrive. We'd love you to register yours - find out more about wild spaces here.
Species to look out for
Highland Council votes to grant permission for golf course development despite overwhelming opposition.
Controversial plans to build a golf course on one of Scotland’s last undeveloped dune systems have suffered a significant set-back this week. Planning Officers from Highland Council have recommended the plans be refused by the North Planning Applications Committee at its 6 December meeting, a move welcomed by the Conservation Coalition campaigning to save Coul Links.
We are thrilled to announce that Dr Amir Khan has joined Butterfly Conservation as one of its Vice Presidents.
Give yourself or a loved one the gift of craft this Christmas with a Jersey Tiger moth needle felting kit from The Makerss. With a live craft along at 10am on 20 January 2024, treat yourself or someone special, all whilst helping to secure the future of the UK’s butterflies and moths.
Volunteer with us
Butterfly Conservation relies on the support of thousands of volunteers, and we are always looking for more help inside the office and out in the field. Whether you want to volunteer at a local branch, get outside and help manage our nature reserves, or help with one of our events, we have something for everyone to get involved in! Your time can make a real difference.